SINTON, Texas — The Coastal Bend job market is really on the rebound now thanks to Steel Dynamics .
The steel mill that will be opening in Sinton held a two-day hiring event over the weekend and the response was huge.
More than 3,500 applications were collected and of those, 80 people already have been hired.
A Steel Dynamics spokesman tells us they hope to hire more than 300 people by the end of the year.
For now, those hires will only come from the applications they collected over the weekend.